Sunday 19 October 2014

Bunchberry, Through the Seasons

    Bunchberry, which has the scientific name of Cornus canadensis, is a common low-growing plant that grows on the forest floor of British Columbia.  It is a relative of the dogwood tree, and has a similar looking flower.   The white “petals” that you see are not actually petals, but white leaves.  The real flowers are the tiny things you see in the middle.  These tiny flowers develop into the berries that are “bunched” together, giving the plant its common name.
    Since I have taken a lot of photos of bunchberry throughout the season, I thought I would show you some images of  the plant throughout its growing season.    

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